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Nov 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
apply in person effectively. >> reporter: do you have full confidence in kathleen sebelius? >> i think kathleen sebelius, under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last four and a half years, has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets. so there is a good product out there for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. she wasn't our i.t. person. >> reporter: she's still the right person to do it? >> ultimately, the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> reporter: brian, to reiterate, the administration is working on a policy. they are not going through congress. they want to do this themselves to figure out a way to keep that promise for people who like their plans they can keep it. they are trying to see if they can fix the loophole and keep the president's promise. >> chuck todd with his conversation a short time ago with the president at the white house. chuck, thanks. >>> now to the big health story that broke earlier today. the fda announcing the federal government plans to phas
Nov 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
in california. >> kerry, thanks. for the second time, now, health secretary kathleen sebelius today faced a barrage of questions from congress over hundreds of problems with this new federal health care website. her testimony came hours after the chief technical official stepped down at the centers for medicare and medicaid services. his office oversaw the creation of the website. nbc's white house correspondent has more on all this tonight. >> reporter: on capitol hill and once again under fire. secretary sebelius this time taking heat for the president's promise if you like your health care plan you can keep it. >> is that statement on the white house website true? or is it false? >> sir, i think the statement -- >> is it true or false? >> this is a dishonesty. you've been misleading the american people. and the president has. >> this, to put it bluntly, is simply untrue. >> reporter: while more than 3 million americans who buy their own insurance have received cancellation letters. >> delaying the affordable care act wouldn't delay people's cancer or diabetes or parkinson's. so for mil
Nov 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
have raised questions about the president's health care point person, kathleen sebelius. >> i think she'd be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, that there would have been a whole lot more questions that were asked in terms of how this thing is working. >> reporter: today in atlanta, sebelius was asked about her standing with the president. >> do you feel the president has your back? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and while they don't have that specific fix yet to announce, i'm told they want to have it by next week. because if they don't, brian, congress will take over and the white house doesn't want that. >> chuck todd on the white house lawn this friday night. thanks. >>> and there's more to report on this health care law. it has to do with mental illness. the new law requires health insurance companies to cover mental illness and substance abuse the same way they cover physical diseases. it's a big deal because it's estimated only a fraction of those people who need those services are getting them currently. we get more from correspondent rehema ellis. >> reporter
Nov 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
to panic. the news was so bad kathleen sebelius avoided cameras and delivered it over the phone. >> a of this fst peod, 106,000 americans have been enrolled in qlified health plans through the marketace. >> reporter: andhe admitted that of t 106,000 enrollees, ju a quarter registered thugh the website. most came through the 15 state-run exchans. in fact, california's exchange outnumbered the fed signing up ,000 lks. >> nobody who suppos health care reform is satisfied with whate've seen out of website. >> reporter: sebeliu tried to look on the bright side noting there are nrly a million americans who have completed applicatns but are still shopng. >> thearket place is working, and people are enrolling. >> reporte but they aren't enrolling fast enough. ey had projected 500,0 people would sn up in october. in order for t program to work in itsirst year the administration needs at least 3 llion to enrolly march 31, a ta order b no reason f nic yet, says one of the chief architects of the law. >> we allant to pay attention to these numbe the but the point is is not the first month t
Nov 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
sketch and parody of health secretary kathleen sebelius. she said the website was only designed to handle six users at a time and it got a laugh on saturday night. then figures came out released by republicans yesterday showing only six americans actually did sign up during the website's entire first day of operations. the obama administration fought back today. they said those figures are not official. they say the pace of enrollment will pick up and new numbers will be released later this month. >>> a story from medicine making news tonight. the march of dimes says premature births in the u.s. have fallen to a 15-year low, mostly because of better health, better health care. but sadly the u.s. still ranks worst among the nations in the developing world. >>> and a man who has always dispensed medical care his way has retired. there may never be anyone like dr. russell donor of rushville, illinois. we profiled him last year in our "making a difference" segment. he was called the $5 doctor locally. because that's all he ever charged for an office visit. he is ending his practice and his cl
Nov 29, 2013 5:30pm PST
of tomorrow, top officials were hedging their bets today. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius today blogged that people should shop during off-peak hours, morning, nights, weekends. not a vote of confidence says luke chung. >> it tells me the system isn't fully baked. this system should be able to accommodate as many people that want to get on as possible. >> what i'm going to do is make sure we get it fixed. >> reporter: chung says the administration's goal of making sure the website can support 50,000 users at one time by the end of saturday is not the best way to measure success. >> 50,000 is not a number that is unheard of for websites to be able to support at one time. so i think the challenge is not just the number of users but whether there are still bugs in the system that will prevent the process from running smoothly. >> reporter: late this afternoon a health care official said the site can support close to 50,000 users now and cited other progress, the error rate once 6% has dropped to less than 1%. the website now operates much more quickly.
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